PGS Lecture Series 2021-13: TJ Cipriano on policy shift for more effective COVID-19 governance

The COVID-19 pandemic, like any disaster, is at a critical juncture that opens an opportunity to shift policy aimed to reduce disaster risks. The presence of the Delta variant necessitated this policy shift in pandemic response efforts given its high transmissibility compared to the previously reported COVID-19 variants. With the Philippine government admitting that widespread … More PGS Lecture Series 2021-13: TJ Cipriano on policy shift for more effective COVID-19 governance

PGS Lecture Series 2021-12: David Garcia on geospatial ethnography for humanitarian initiatives

The Philippine Geographical Society presents a talk by David Garcia on its 12th PGS Lecture Series for 2021. The Mapmaker as David is widely known will discuss geospatial ethnography and share his journey as a geospatial worker and scholar collaborating with various groups and stakeholders on humanitarian projects, urban design and planning initiatives, and the crowdsourcing communities … More PGS Lecture Series 2021-12: David Garcia on geospatial ethnography for humanitarian initiatives

Geography Webbynar #8 (2020-2021) – Marco Lagman on archival advertisements of female subjects from 1880s to 1930s in the Philippines

For the 8th Geography Webbynar for 2021, Dr Marco Stefan Lagman will give a presentation on print geovisualizations of female subjects between 1880s and 1930s in the Philippines. The talk entitled Messages from ‘Family Photo Album’: Female Stereotypes in Print Advertisements from 1880s to 1930s, is on 9 October (Saturday) at 2:00PM. Historians and geographers have long … More Geography Webbynar #8 (2020-2021) – Marco Lagman on archival advertisements of female subjects from 1880s to 1930s in the Philippines

PGS Lecture Series 2021-11: Mark Aimon Pangan on community mapping using open data

For the 11th PGS Lecture Series for 2021, the Philippine Geographical Society presents a talk that reflects on community mapping, open data, and field operations using OpenStreetMap (OSM).  Mark Aimon Pangan will give the talk entitled Navigating Open Spaces: The Geospatial World through the Lenses of Open Data on Saturday, 25 September 2021 at 2:00PM. OSM is an online platform that … More PGS Lecture Series 2021-11: Mark Aimon Pangan on community mapping using open data

2nd call for abstracts for ICGS 2021

The deadline for submission of abstracts and panel proposals is on September 15, 2021. The theme of the International Conference on Geographical Studies (ICGS 2021) is Geographies of Care: lives, spatialities, experiences, practices. All submissions must be sent through: bit.ly/ICGS2021Submissions Check this link for the call for papers: https://updgeography.blogspot.com/…/icgs-2021… See you at the ICGS 2021 … More 2nd call for abstracts for ICGS 2021

PGS Lecture Series 2021-10: Jonathan Villasper on mapping birds

In the book Arctic Dreams (1986), written by nature writer Barry Lopez, he observed: “Birds tug at the mind and heart with a strange intensity.” This intense emotional pull of the avian species has, through the years, captivated poets and ornithologists, birdwatchers and cartographers. In ethno-ornithology literature, stories are told and narrated by local inhabitants of bird sightings … More PGS Lecture Series 2021-10: Jonathan Villasper on mapping birds

PGS Lecture Series 2021-09: John Ceffrey Eligue on vulnerabilities of the fisherfolk and farmer communities in Camotes islands

Disaster studies oftentimes focus on large-scale and macro-level physical and natural hazards and how environments are impacted in the aftermath of disasters. Fewer studies spotlight on what van Voorst et al (2015) term as “everyday hazards,” where human subjects’ experience and encounter with environmental stresses are given particular focus.  Sponsored by the Philippine Geographical Society (PGS) through … More PGS Lecture Series 2021-09: John Ceffrey Eligue on vulnerabilities of the fisherfolk and farmer communities in Camotes islands

PGS Lecture Series 2021-08: Juanito Berja on the prospects and potentials of food security in the Philippines

The issue of food security is as old as civil society itself. But is food security viable in the era of COVID-19 pandemic, especially in the Philippines? Prof. Juanito Berja, Jr. will discuss the feasibility and workability of the food security situation in the Philippines as well as identify key issues and potentials. It will … More PGS Lecture Series 2021-08: Juanito Berja on the prospects and potentials of food security in the Philippines

PGS Lecture Series 2021-07: Soledad Dalisay on the role of cultural memory in disaster risk resilience

“Disaster memory is a strong political process: it modifies the perceptions of inhabitants … in a powerful, emotional way,” said Antoine le Blanc in 2012. Maria Kyriakidou extends this cultural logic by implicating the power of uncomfortable memory, or as she says “… there is a moral hierarchy in the way viewers remember distant suffering … [and] constructed through … More PGS Lecture Series 2021-07: Soledad Dalisay on the role of cultural memory in disaster risk resilience